Bosworth, Victor Palmer

Victor Palmer 


1898 - 1917
Rank Rifleman
Service no.R/37491
Born July 24, 1898
DiedAugust 16, 1917


Victor Palmer

Victor Bosworth was born in 1898 and was baptised at St Michaels & All Angels church on 24/7/1898. His father Edwin, originally from Oadby was a Printer Compositor had married Florence Emily Palmer on 2/1/1897 and Victor was their first child.

In 1901 the family was living at 102 Knighton Fields Road East, also living with them was Florence’s widowed father Edwin Palmer, who was a mechanic. By 1911 the family had moved to 274 Clarendon Park Road and now included two further children, Leslie Charles born in 1902 and Pansy Irene born in 1905. The couple had another daughter, Vera May who was born in 1907, who sadly she died in 1908 aged 8 months.

Victor died of wounds on 16/8/1917 aged 19. He was at the Battle of Langmarck which was the second Angle- French general attack of the Third Battle of Ypres from 16th to 18th August 1917.

As well as the War Roll of Honour at St Michael’s there was also a separate plaque to Victor, also held by the At Risk War Memorials Project. It states he was A Worthy and Distinguished Chorister of St Michael’s Church.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial , which is one of the four memorials in Belgium, which cover the area known as Ypres Salient.

Plaque to Victor P Bosworth, it states he was in the 12th Battalion, but the Commonwealth Graves shows him to be in the 4th Battalion.

Victor is also remembered on his Grandparents grave at St Mary’s church in Knighton, his grandmother died on 28/7/1917 less than 3 weeks before Victor’s death.